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A single work and residence permit process applies to foreign workers sent on assignment to or locally hired in Malta. Evidence of labour market testing is required for all except highly paid and senior roles.

the Key Employee Initiative (KEI) is an expedited process for highly specialised non-EU nationals working in highly technical or managerial posts in Malta. The combined work and residence permit is issued within five days of submission of the application.

Workers posted to Malta for under six months may qualify for an Employment Licence and a separate residence card.

Workers posted from within the EEA require a residence permit for stays over 90 days. The Department of Industrial and Employment Relations must be notified of the assignment.

The EU Blue Card for highly skilled employees and the EU Intra-Company Transfer Permit are also available.

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The Recast of the Single Permit Directive: Enhancing Rights and Simplifying Procedures for Third-Country Nationals
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Immigration updates – 24th of May
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Immigration Updates – 3rd of May
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Immigration Updates – 26th of April
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Immigration Updates – 19th of April
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Immigration Updates – 15th of March

A single work and residence permit process applies to foreign workers sent on assignment to or locally hired in Malta. Evidence of labour market testing is required for all except highly paid and senior roles.

the Key Employee Initiative (KEI) is an expedited process for highly specialised non-EU nationals working in highly technical or managerial posts in Malta. The combined work and residence permit is issued within five days of submission of the application.

Workers posted to Malta for under six months may qualify for an Employment Licence and a separate residence card.

Workers posted from within the EEA require a residence permit for stays over 90 days. The Department of Industrial and Employment Relations must be notified of the assignment.

The EU Blue Card for highly skilled employees and the EU Intra-Company Transfer Permit are also available.

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The Recast of the Single Permit Directive: Enhancing Rights and Simplifying Procedures for Third-Country Nationals

The European Union has recently approved a recast of the Single Permit Directive, originally established in 2011. This legislative update ...
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Immigration updates – 24th of May

European Union Schengen visa fee to increase The European Commission has decided to increase the fee for a Schengen visa ...
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Immigration Updates – 3rd of May

Denmark Update on proposal to change the rules regarding family reunification of spouses On 11 April 2024, the Ministry for ...
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Immigration Updates – 26th of April

European Union Commission allows multiple-entry Schengen visas for India, Bahrain, Oman and Saudi Arabia On 22 April 2024, EU foreign ...
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Immigration Updates – 19th of April

European Union Commission proposes EU/UK youth mobility agreement On 18 April 2024, the European Commission proposed to the European Council ...
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Immigration Updates – 15th of March

European Union European Parliament endorses new single permit rules On 13 March 2024, the European Parliament adopted an update to ...
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Immigration Updates – 12th of January

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Immigration Updates – 5th of January

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Immigration Updates – 22nd of December

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Immigration Updates – 24th of November

European Union The Council of the EU has agreed its negotiating mandate for updating the EU Long-Term Residents Directive. This ...
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